|A Natural Born Gambler - Bert Williams|
In 1916 the Biograph film company signed black comedian Bert Williams to write, produce, direct and star in two comedies. Williams created "A Natural Born Gambler" and "Fish." While hardly a breakthrough in shattering racial stereotypes (Williams was required by the studio to wear "darkie" makeup), a black production with a black cast was unprecedented. The response was tepid and Williams did not appear in any movies after Fish...
Keywords: silent; comedy; slapstick; black history
Downloads: 17,767 (6 reviews)
|The Birth of a Nation - D.W. Griffith|
In its time, "The Birth of a Nation" was a masterpiece. Its racist undertones and revisionism are quite disturbing, but it is still worth watching for its historical influence. IMDb entry: http://imdb.com/title/tt0004972/
Keywords: D.W. Griffith; The Clansman; Silent; pdmovies
Downloads: 170,989 (26 reviews)
|Escape From Sobibor - Jack Gold|
Alan Arkin and Rutger Hauer star in this award winning movie about the successful mass escape of 300 prisoners from the Sobibor Nazi death camp. Fine acting and production values make this film a worthwhile viewing experience.
Keywords: Alan Arkin; Rutger Hauer; Sobibor; Nazi; pdmovies
Downloads: 508,242 (28 reviews)
|D.O.A. - Leo C. Popkin|
D.O.A. (1950) is a film noir drama film directed by Rudolph Maté, considered a classic of the stylistic genre. The frantically-paced plot revolves around a doomed man's quest to find out who has poisoned him – and why – before he dies. The film begins with a scene called "perhaps one of cinema's most innovative opening sequences" by a BBC reviewer. The scene is a long, behind-the-back tracking sequence featuring Frank Bigelow (O'Brien) walking through a hallway into a police station to repo...
Keywords: suspense; film noir; pdmovies
Downloads: 255,235 (51 reviews)
|Nazi Concentration Camps|
**This film contains extremely graphic scenes of human suffering, please exercise caution when viewing.** Compilation footage of Nazi concentration camps in the immediate aftermath of World War II. The footage was gathered by the US Department of Defense as part of the effort to conduct war crimes trials. This copy was dubbed from a video copy at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. National Archives Identifiers: ARC: 43452 NAIL: 238.2
Keywords: nazi; war; world war II; concentration camp
Downloads: 510,362 (90 reviews)